Reviewed by Dr. Richard Foxx, MD
— Taking multiple pills and prescription drugs throughout the day can increase the Risk
of adverse health effects. In fact, the more medications a person takes, the more dangerous the outcome could be. Older populations already carry increased risk for a series of illnesses. Many are currently taking medications to treat existing conditions, and those numbers are likely to increase. Many may be falling victim to polypharmacy.
Estimates suggest that by 2040, there will be roughly 82 million people ages 65 and older in the United States, representing more
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